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The Bear’s Den, September 13, 2021

BREAKING: The Chicago Bears move into a tie for the NFC North division lead as Justin Fields scores first touchdown of his career.*

Chicago Bears v Los Angeles Rams
Justin Fields #1 of the Chicago Bears dives for a touchdown during the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

*Consider this an application for a job with the Bears PR department.

THE DAILY STUFF DENMASTER KEN LIKES TO WATCH SPECIAL

BEARRRSSSS

Bears grades: A tough night for both offense, defense - 670 The Score - The Bears didn’t play well on either side of the ball in a 34-14 loss to the Rams in their season opener Sunday night, but their defensive miscues were especially worrisome.

Bears lose 34-14 to Rams in season opener - 670 The Score - Matthew Stafford passed for 321 yards and three touchdowns in a dynamic debut with his new team, leading the Los Angeles Rams past Andy Dalton and the Chicago Bears for a 34-14 victory on Sunday night.

Bears put Justin Fields to work in opener vs.Rams - Chicago Sun-Times - Andy Dalton is the Bears’ starter. But Justin Fields might be their closer.

Week 1: Chicago Bears lose 34-14 to Los Angeles Rams - Chicago Tribune - After concerns in the preseason about Andy Dalton barely moving the Chicago Bears offense, defensive breakdowns against Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford were the most glaring issue in Sunday night’s season-opening 34-14 loss.

Hoge’s Bears-Rams thoughts: Play Justin Fields more - RSN - The Los Angeles Rams handed the Chicago Bears the first loss of the season, but Justin Fields was a bright spot when he played.

There Better Not Be 17 Games of This: Rams 34, Bears 14 - Bleacher Nation - An ugly start to the 2021 season isn’t what anyone had in mind for tonight.

Chicago Bears fall to Los Angeles Rams in season opener - Game Recap - The Bears opened the season in disappointing fashion Sunday night, losing to the Rams 34-14 at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles as quarterback Matthew Stafford threw three touchdown passes.

Rams stomp Bears 34-14 to open season - Chicago Sun-Times - The Bears were rarely in punching range and stumbled on both sides of the ball.

There Better Not Be 17 Games of This: Rams 34, Bears 14 - Bleacher Nation - An ugly start to the 2021 season isn’t what anyone had in mind for tonight.

Bears lose 34-14 to Rams in season opener - 670 The Score - Matthew Stafford passed for 321 yards and three touchdowns in a dynamic debut with his new team, leading the Los Angeles Rams past Andy Dalton and the Chicago Bears for a 34-14 victory on Sunday night.

KNOW THINE ENEMY

Matthew Stafford sets career highs in passer rating, Y/A in Rams debut - Pride Of Detroit - And he didn’t even need a running game to do it.

6 takeaways from the Lions loss to the 49ers - Pride Of Detroit - The Lions rallied late, but fell short.

Cincinnati Bengals 27, Minnesota Vikings 24: Penalties and missed opportunities doom Vikings - Daily Norseman - Well, that was. . .something

Packers look abysmal in all phases in 38-3 drubbing by Saints - Acme Packing Company - Green Bay couldn’t keep the football in the first half then saw its MVP quarterback commit two puzzling turnovers as they dropped their season opener.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT ON WINDY CITY GRIDIRON

Schmitz: Rams rough up ugly-looking Chicago Bears defense, win game easily - Windy City Gridiron - In this episode of Bear With Me, Robert brings on Quinten Krzysko (also known as ButkusStats) to talk through the ups and downs of the Chicago Bears’ clash with the Los Angeles Rams

Infante: Bears lose 34-14 in rough primetime season opener - Windy City Gridiron - The Bears dropped the first game of the 2021 season in a disappointing showdown in Los Angeles.

Zeglinski: The Chicago Bears’ Khalil Mack has more to destroy - Windy City Gridiron - A giant among men, the second phase of Mack’s career is set to begin. What happens next is already written on the wall.

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